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Overview

The International Relations major at Tufts University provides students with a multi-dimensional liberal arts education that prepares them to be successful in a broad range of careers. A degree in International Relations will prepare students for a career in the government, the Foreign Service, federal agencies, NGO's, humanitarian aid, consulting firms, international business, multinational corporations, and more. In order to better prepare students to achieve their post-graduate career goals, the International Relations Program and Tufts University offers a number of resources so that students may start planning early.

The Tufts Career Center is the primary home of career-related resources at Tufts. The Career Center is open to all Tufts students and alumni. The Career Center hosts networking events, career fairs, interview workshops, information sessions, and more. Students also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an advisor to discuss their personal career goals.

The IR Program strives to provide additional support for students' career exploration and development through a number of avenues. These include access to career guides on various international relations career paths, network building with International Relations alumni, and job and internship postings in the IR Weekly email. The IR Program has also compiled information on graduate study in international relations, which can be found on the Academics page on the IR website.

Additionally, your IR Core Faculty advisor, other members of the IR Core Faculty, and the IR Program Staff can provide additional insights and ideas about careers in international affairs.

Articles & Resources

"Good News Liberal Arts Majors" in The Wall Street Journal

"Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges" in Inside Higher Ed